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Bone Marrow Registry

I Believe in the Power of People to Save Lives

Katharina Harf | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Katharina Harf

The fact is, most people know very little about the bone marrow donation process, and quite often, have outdated or inaccurate ideas about how it works.

Full Court Press: College of Charleston Women's Basketball Takes on Cancer

Mikaela Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Hopkins

As a 20-year-old center on the College of Charleston women's basketball team, I -- like most young adults my age -- thought cancer was something that only affects other people. Not me, not my loved ones. But when a close friend was stricken with leukemia, all of that changed.

White Pencils for Some S#%T?

Simon Higby | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Simon Higby

The white pencil should be more than another advertising award; it should be a celebration of the world changing for the better, whether or not it was an agency who did the work.

Strangers Related by Shared Bone Marrow Dance Wedding's First Dance

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

As they waltzed around, locked in an embrace, looking at each other lovingly, they seemed to be sharing a bond that few of the rest of us could ever know or understand. Related by shared bone marrow and white blood cells, they danced the wedding's first special dance together.

Celebrating the Gift of Life and How to Give It

Jessica Abo | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Jessica Abo

What would you do if your child was sick and doctors told you his or her only chance of survival was finding a perfect bone marrow match?

The Lottery of Life

Dan Na | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Dan Na

Due to the lack of minority donors within the bone marrow registry, the process becomes much more complicated for ethnic minority patients. Unfortunately, less than 27 percent of the entire bone marrow registry is non-Caucasian.

Boy, 5, Dies From Rare Disease; Inspires Almost 50,000 To Give Bone Marrow

Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact

In his five short years, Giovanni Guglielmo inspired a true miracle. Giovanni was diagnosed with a rare genetic immune disorder at five months old,...

Facebook Saved This Man's Life!

Posted 01.20.2012 | Impact

With the help of more than 100 bone marrow drives and a full-blown social media offensive, Amit Gupta has found a lifesaving match, the co-founder of ...

Maccabeats Return To Raise Money For Bone Marrow Foundation

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

The Maccabeats are back, but instead of "throwing latkes in the air," they're making miracles this Hanukkah. The all-boy a cappella band who first...

A Perfect Match: A Social Media Love Story

Vineet Singal | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Vineet Singal

Cancer can affect any of us. Perhaps our child. Our brother or sister. Our parent. Our friend. We must increase the number of bone marrow donors registered, not just to save my friend Amit, but to protect our community. Join us.

Help Amit Gupta: $30,000 Reward Offered For Bone Marrow Match

Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

When Amit Gupta learned of his acute leukemia diagnosis last month, he wasn't shy about asking for help -- and neither were his tech-savvy friends. ...

WATCH: Get Swabbed To Save Cancer Patients

Danielle Cadet | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact

DoSomething.org has launched a nationwide bone marrow registry drive and is targeting college students, some of the best donor candidates out there. ...

WATCH: Girl, 10, Brings Whole Community Out To Donate Bone Marrow

Huffington Post | Anna Bahr | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

It's been two years of chemotherapy and radiation since 10-year-old Chenee Cayco was diagnosed with an agressive form of leukemia. Her doctors now...

Brazil: A World Leader In Bone Marrow Donors

Chris McGowan | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris McGowan

In 2010, the well-known Brazilian television actress Drica Moraes was diagnosed with acute leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant in São Paul...

Leukemia Survivor Recruits Marrow Donors For Those In Need

Posted 06.04.2011 | Impact

James Chippendale found new meaning in life after a battle with leukemia. Now he's trying to give other people the second chance he had, by raising aw...

3-Year-Old Boy Needs Bone Marrow Donor to Save His Life

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BATTERY PARK CITY -- Three-year-old Rayan Sher isn't just battling leukemia. The young Battery Park City resident is also fighting the odds, as his p...

Models In Colorful Wigs And White Coats Used To Recruit Bone Marrow Donors

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Justin Judkins was approached at a shopping mall by a pretty young model, "all dolled up," wearing high heels, a white lab coat and ele...

Bad Blood: Politics Trumps Science in the Gay Blood Donation Debate

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

The recent debate on Gay Blood Donations does not have science at its core. Instead, it's a debate as to the otherness of GLBT citizens.

Mandi Schwartz, Yale Hockey Player, Needs Bone Marrow Donor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Doctors say a Yale women's hockey player has about a month to find a matching bone marrow or cord blood donor to save her lif...

Sophia Lopez: One More Reason To Join The Bone Marrow Registry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sophia, a 6-month-old from Bronx, N.Y. has hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a life-threatening and rare blood disease. Since no one in her fa...

Matt Szczur, Villanova Football Star, Donates Bone Marrow To 19-Month-Old Leukemia Patient

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

The baseball and football star for the Villanova Wildcats recently took time off to help a little girl. A football standout ... Matt Szczur (pronounc...

Organ And Bone Marrow Donation: Troubling Statistics Prove Difficulty Of Saving Lives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A recent surge in online campaigns for organ and bone marrow donors highlights the need for increased registry in the U.S. and abroad. According the U...

Thoughts on Bone Marrow Selling

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Rugnetta

Is selling bone marrow sensible or exploitative? A recent panel at the Cato Institute debated the issue.

Four-Year-Old Girl Needs Bone Marrow Transplant, Faces Long Odds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NPR: In September, 4-year-old Maya Chamberlin was diagnosed with a rare blood disease known as HLH. Her chances of survival depend on finding a suita...

Do You Want to Save Someone's Life?

Victoria Namkung | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Victoria Namkung

Thousands of patients diagnosed with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on you to find a match. Wondering what can you do?